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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ma·tron /ˈmetrən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ma·tron /ˈmetrən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·tron n.
 1. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
 Your wives, your daughters,
 Your matrons, and your maids.   --Shak.
    Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a matron before she was a mother.   --Fuller.
 2. A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
 Jury of matrons Law, a jury of experienced women called to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar of execution, and for other cognate purposes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is
           staid and dignified
      2: a wardress in a prison
      3: a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution [syn:
         head nurse]